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Course Director – Mario Ramirez-Gaston

Mario Ramirez-Gaston
Marine Consultant,  MRG Marine Consulting  

Mario has over 38 years’ experience in the marine industry with vast experience in ship management, resolving complex engineering problems, undertaking new building and conversion projects, dry docking supervisions, efficient handling of H&M insurance claims, accident investigations, conducting internal audits, and running assigned fleets safely achieving high performance maintaining low operating costs with little to nil off-hire or down time.

  • 1976-2006: Superintendent Management for various companies
  • 1996-2016: Fleet Manager and Technical Director (Fleet Management) – Gearbulk. Responsible for a fleet of vessels and team of Superintendents; Budget controls and fleet performance; newbuilding and lay-up. Handled various ship types, from tankers, bulk carriers, general cargo type and specialised forest product ships
  • Since 2017: Through MRG Marine Consulting (Canada-based), offering consultancy to Shipowners, operators and insurers on dry docking, ship and fleet management and operating costs; H&M surveying, accident investigation (including tank explosion, fire, collision against dock structures, oil spill, environmental damages) and compliance with pollution abatement plans before government

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